Top 10 travel moments of 2015

Top travel moments 2015

Wait, what, it’s 2016 already?! Here I am still still trying to catch up with last year. This month also marks a year since I said goodbye to the UK to travel indefinitely… something I’m still trying to get my head around. What was 8 months of planned adventure has now turned into a fantastic 12, so in true New Year fashion I’ve put together a list of my top 10 travel moments of 2015.… Read more

How to survive a 34 hour train journey in India | Pondicherry to Kolkata

You know you’ve done a fair bit of travelling when any journey under 5 hours seems like an absolute breeze and you can’t comprehend how you ever complained about those 3 hour trips back home.

I’m totally used to long, overnight journeys now but even after a dozen Indian sleeper trains, this 34 hour journey from Pondicherry to Kolkata was taking it a step further. In this case the train departed just before midday so that was a hell of a lot of time awake and only 1 night’s sleep to pass the time with!… Read more

Is the slow boat to Laos worth it?

The big question asked by travellers making their way from northern Thailand to Laos is should I take the slow boat or the overnight bus?

When you’re on a budget the lesser cost is usually the decider, but in this case another couple of things need to be taken into consideration.

Taking the overnight bus is exactly that, overnight, and you’ll be in Luang Prabang, Laos, the next day. Fine if you’re on a tight schedule, but then again it’s just another uncomfortable South-East Asian bus journey. Perhaps more so as I’d heard it wasn’t a sleeper bus.… Read more

A 2 month itinerary around India

One of the things I spent a lot of time researching before setting off on my Indian adventure this year was a 2 month itinerary around India. I’d already spent a month there before, going from Delhi to Goa and covering various places in between. This time 2 months felt like a good amount of time to revisit a few places and see lots more.

There’s so much to see in the subcontinent that 2 months still wasn’t nearly enough time and I could have easily stayed double that to explore further. I left knowing there are so many more places I want to go, such as Amritsar, Darjeeling and Dharamsala, and that it wouldn’t be the last goodbye.

Here’s a run down of my route around IndiaRead more

Booking train tickets in India and a common scam to avoid

When talking about my experience travelling from Delhi to Agra I mentioned that it is worth booking train tickets as far in advance as possible in India. If you’re on a tight schedule or as soon as you know your plans it’s best to get that purchase out the way. It’s not fun missing out on something you were desperate to do or see (ahem, Holi) or having to stay somewhere longer than you would have liked because you left booking a little too late.… Read more